Raised in Sacramento, California, I studied Classics as an undergraduate at California State University – Sacramento, doing 1-year abroad in Swansea, U.K. I then moved to Exeter, U.K. for my M.A. in Classics and Ancient History and Ph.D. in Classics. My research analysed Romano-British temples in south-eastern England through a theoretical archaeological lens. During my time at university, I participated in a number of Roman and Medieval excavations and volunteered at Swansea University's Egypt Centre and the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter.

I then moved to Hokkaido, Japan, after which I worked in public relations for a few years with Hokkaido University, one of Japan’s top universities. I specialised in research communications and digital media, alongside publications, translations, and other jobs. I am currently a Research Fellow for the university’s Center for Teaching and Learning. 

I love ancient history and archaeology, but I also have a thirst to learn about research in other areas, including the natural sciences.


I am currently focusing my efforts on developing my coding and data scientist skills.


2012 – 2017

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Classics

University of Exeter, U.K.

2011 – 2012

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Classics and Ancient History

University of Exeter, U.K.

2007 – 2011

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Classics

California State University – Sacramento, U.S.A.

2009 – 2010

Study Abroad – Swansea University, U.K.


  • Adobe Creative Suite
    (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro)

  • Content Management Systems (CMS)

  • Python

  • News Writing

  • Research

  • Data Analysis

  • Strategic Communications

  • Event Organising

  • HTML & Basic CSS

  • LaTeX

  • Press Releases

  • Social Media Management and Advertising

  • Media Relations

  • Academic Writing

  • Science Communication

  • Outreach 

  • Teaching


Learning languages holds a special space in my heart. I believe understanding a language is one of the keys to understanding another culture. It's also a hobby of mine!















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